Post Cushing’s Surgery – month 11

This month has been a very mixed month for me. I'm still improving but some issues with work have set me back and also given me some much needed education on how to cope now I'm adrenal insufficient. I'm still finding it impossible to wake up and stay awake on a morning. I can get … Continue reading Post Cushing’s Surgery – month 11

Post Cushing’s surgery – month 10

I can't believe it's double figures already. It seems to have gone so fast; I'll soon be at my 1 year anniversary. Of course we're still in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown and I did see one article on the BBC that rings true for healthcare in general and the Cushing's recovery but shouldn't. … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – month 10

Post Cushing’s surgery – month 4

Time to move into months! Progress definitely starts to slow down a few months after surgery. Your body is slowly getting used to a new normal. The huge drop in cortisol and therefore withdrawal has become less and it's easy to fool yourself into thinking this is it, you're winning! For me, 4 months was … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – month 4

Post Cushing’s surgery – weeks 2 – 3

I was going to stay splitting the recovery up into weeks but to be honest things take so long to change there's not much point! Week 2 was the first week out of hospital really and it was quite a scary thought for me. I was convinced I would go into adrenal crisis at any … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – weeks 2 – 3

Treatment is getting closer

Once again time has slipped by and it's been 2 months since I posted an update! There hasn't been a huge amount to update though really until now. I've been on the metyrapone for nearly 9 weeks now and it has definitely made a difference, both good and bad. The thing with high cortisol is … Continue reading Treatment is getting closer

“Mid-life crisis”

I'm not actually having a mid-life crisis, don't worry! I just couldn't really think of a better title. Plus I'm 35 now so surely that's on the cusp of mid-life? I was looking back the other day on my new year posts from the start of 2018 and it made me laugh a little to … Continue reading “Mid-life crisis”

I actually quite like this one but it's still true to my point. No, we don't always recover. If I don't get back to 100% now I'll feel like an even bigger failure!

2 years on

They say time flies when you're having fun. Well I'm not sure I'd necessarily say the past 2 years have been fun but they have certainly flown. 2 years since I was diagnosed with my DVT. It's definitely been an interesting 2 years. First of all finding out about DVTs in general and how to … Continue reading 2 years on

Calisthenics goals

Health and fitness – July 2017

Here we go, two months on from my reset. I didn't plan to leave it two months but with being on holiday and having my dad come back with me for a couple of weeks as well it just worked out better that way. So how have I done? I already did a brief update … Continue reading Health and fitness – July 2017

Motivation to lose weight

Health and fitness – May 2017

Here we go, the reset that I mentioned in my last health and fitness post. Obviously the starting stats aren't going to be great, that's the point of needing this reset but it will make it look better when I succeed this time, right? As I said in the previous post, I'm going to include … Continue reading Health and fitness – May 2017

Spring inspiration, even in the middle of a horrible concrete town there can be little patches of beauty

Slow down and enjoy life

I've been thinking about doing this post for a few days now and then I read this post over at Thirteen Thoughts today and it really sums a lot of it up for me. I actually came to the conclusion in a very roundabout way but it applies to a lot of things in life. … Continue reading Slow down and enjoy life